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Beautys Daughter, Monster, The Gimmick: Three Plays
Beautys Daughter, Monster, The Gimmick: Three Plays Dael Orlandersmith 0375708715 9780375708718 The sheer exuberance of language that pours forth in Dael Orlandersmiths plays has dazzled critics and audiences alike. In these three pieces, the award-w
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Beautys Daughter, Monster, The Gimmick: Three Plays by Dael Orlandersmith

The sheer exuberance of language that pours forth in Dael Orlandersmiths plays has dazzled critics and audiences alike. In these three pieces, the award-winning writer and performer celebrates the power of words to rescue the young black women she portrays from their constricted worlds. In the Obie Award-winning play Beautys Daughter, Diane yearns to free herself from her soul-deadening surroundings, where people drown their unfulfilled aspirations in drugs and alcohol. In Monster, Theresa imagines a life in the rock-n-roll poetry bohemia of Manhattans Lower East Side and away from her home in East Harlem, where she is scorned as a misfit. And in The Gimmick, Alexis escapes her brutal reality among the library bookshelves, where she dreams of becoming a writer in Paris. Charged with fearless wisdom, these three electrifying plays transform rage-filled ghetto experience into a triumph of rhapsodic expression.

Author: Dael Orlandersmith

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 110

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: 2000-10-17

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Dael Orlandersmith (Edition: 1) Paperback